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Timeline of Pikemen at Salem Pioneer Village, Saturday 12 August 2017: Cancelled

Update:  This event has been cancelled by the organizer, as one of the groups that had planned to participate turned out to be unable to attend (waaah!), which would have resulted in an unsatisfactory program.  The organizer plans to try … Continue reading

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National Park Service Salem Maritime Festival, Saturday 5 August 2017

The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate c. 1630 English pike drill and seventeenth-century camp life at the National Park Service’s Salem Maritime Festival on Saturday 5 August 2017 in Salem, Massachusetts.  (The Festival is back to being a full-weekend event, … Continue reading

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Saugus Public Library at the Saugus Iron Works, Wednesday 12 July 2017

The Saugus Public Library has arranged for the Lexington Minutemen to appear at the Saugus Iron Works, apparently in connection with a summer reading program for elementary-school children about Massachusetts and the Revolutionary War (missing an opportunity, given Saugus’ excellent … Continue reading

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Strawbery Banke American Lives timeline event, Saturday 1 July 2017

The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate c. 1630 English pike drill and seventeenth-century camp life at the Strawbery Banke Museum’s American Lives:  A Timeline of Historical Reenactors on Saturday 1 July 2017 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  The museum has very … Continue reading

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Living History at the Pequot Museum, Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June 2017

The Salem Trayned Band will participate in the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center‘s 17th Century Encampment event on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June 2017 at the museum’s Mashantucket, Connecticut, location (warning:  the museum’s site says that “GPS directions … Continue reading

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June Day Parade, Boston, Monday 5 June 2017

The Salem Trayned Band will march in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts’ June Day parade on Monday 5 June 2017, in downtown Boston.  This annual event, held on the first Monday in June, recreates the Ancient and … Continue reading

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National Guard Heritage Muster, Salem, Massachusetts, Saturday 1 April 2017

We will participate in the National Guard and Second Corps Cadets Veterans Association’s 380th-anniversary commemoration of the first regimental muster in North America, in Salem, Massachusetts, on Saturday 1 April 2017.  The schedule includes ceremonies at Armory Park (in front … Continue reading

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Demonstration at ConBust ’17

The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate pike drill and offer a pike-drill workshop at Smith College’s ConBust ’17, on Saturday, March 25 , 2017 (short notice, I know) at 2:00 pm on Seelye Lawn.  In addition, we have members involved … Continue reading

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America’s Hometown Thanksgiving, Plymouth, Massachusetts, Saturday 19 November 2016

We will participate in America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Saturday 19 November 2016.  We’ll march in the parade, starting at 10:30 am, and will give a drill demonstration in the Portal to the Past historic village at 1:00 … Continue reading

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National Park Service Salem Maritime Festival, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August 2016

The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate c. 1630 English pike drill and seventeenth-century camp life at the National Park Service’s Salem Maritime Festival on Saturday 6 August 2016 in Salem, Massachusetts.  (The Festival is back to being a full-weekend event, … Continue reading

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